Waders surrender early lead to lose against Weymouth

Inih Effiong for Biggleswade Town v Weymouth. Photo by Guy Wills.
Inih Effiong for Biggleswade Town v Weymouth. Photo by Guy Wills.

Biggleswade Town surrendered an early lead to lose their season opener 3-1 to Weymouth at a sunny Carlsberg Stadium on Saturday.

For 20 minutes the Waders were far the better side as Vincent, Burnett and Effiong toyed with the Weymouth defence. The passing was slick and quick and they were winning with their sheer pace.

They were in front with just eight minutes gone. A through ball by Tony Burnett found Inih Effiong up against Jake Wannell in a straight running race which Inih won and he placed the ball past the stranded Matthews in goal for Weymouth.

Less than 60 seconds later the same player found himself in a similar position but Effiong put the ball went over the top.

However from there the team seemed to decide to sit back and try to defend the slim lead. For 25 minutes the Waders did well, one great save from Ian Brown and some desperate defending kept the lead at half time.

After the break the Waders defended even deeper as Weymouth pressed on.

On 66 minutes Sam Jordan beat the defender to the ball and placed it precisely past Brown for the leveller.

You would expect at 1-1 tactics would change but no, and on 82 minutes Jake Wannell headed in from a corner.

The Waders stirred but produced nothing like their early form and deep into injury time Sam Jordan got his head in front of Brown and Perry to make it 3-1.